48 CFR 23.000 - Scope.
This part prescribes acquisition policies and procedures supporting the Government's program for ensuring a drug-free workplace, for protecting and improving the quality of the environment, and to foster markets for sustainable technologies, materials, products, and services, and encouraging the safe operation of vehicles by -
(a) Reducing or preventing pollution;
(b) Managing efficiently and reducing energy and water use in Government facilities;
(c) Using renewable energy and renewable energy technologies;
(d) Acquiring energy-efficient and water-efficient products and services, environmentally preferable (including EPEAT®-registered, and non-toxic and less toxic) products, products containing recovered materials, biobased products, non-ozone-depleting products, and products and services that minimize or eliminate, when feasible, the use, release, or emission of high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons, such as by using reclaimed instead of virgin hydrofluorocarbons;
(e) Requiring contractors to identify hazardous materials;
(f) Encouraging contractors to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving; and
(g) Requiring contractors to comply with agency environmental management systems.